Work with us

Job vacancies, internships and volunteer positions are advertised on these pages. Applications usually require submission of a CV/resumé and a letter of application — details are given in the specific post advertisements.

Note that INBAR does not accept speculative applications.

Currently open positions

Director for Communication and Outreach
Application deadline: 2014.05.04
Length of initial contract: 4 years, with 6 months' probation

Location: Beijing, China Duration: 4 years, with six months’ probation Report to: Director General   The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is a leading intergovernmental development organization committed to reducing poverty and protecting the environment through the use of bamboo and rattan. With headquarters in Beijing, China and offices in India, Ethiopia, Ghana and [...]

Events assistant volunteer (Volunteer Position)

INBAR will co-organise and run its annual international training workshop on NTFPs’ development and the International Seminar on Bamboo Sustainable Development in September. It will also organize a series of activities this year in China, including the Qingdao Horticultural Expo INBAR Day and the Side-Event at the International Eco-civilization Forum in Guiyang. INBAR is seeking [...]

Communications Officer
Application deadline: 2014.04.15
Length of initial contract: One year

INBAR Unit: Development and Communications Unit (DCU) Reports to: Head of DCU Location: Beijing, China Term of Employment:  one year contract- subject to renewal upon performance, local employment candidates apply. As a central member of the DCU team, the Communications Officer will play a key role in the implementation of INBAR’s communication strategies, with specific [...]

Sustainable Land and Watershed Management Project (Internship)
Length of initial contract: 5 months

INBAR’s Trade Development Programme will implement a Sustainable Land and Watershed Management Project in Africa funded by World Bank from April 2014. A volunteer/intern is needed for review work and to prepare documents between now and July 2014. The work will involve: Assisting with reviews of existing practices and policies and preparing English language project [...]

World Horticulture Expo intern (Internship)
Length of initial contract: 6 months

INBAR’s Trade Development Programme (TDP) is preparing the INBAR Garden at 2014 Qingdao World Horticultural Expo which will be held from April – October 2014. TDP is seeking an intern to help with a wide range of aspects of preparation and running the garden between March and October 2014. The work will involve: Assisting TDP [...]

Biomass project documentation intern (Internship)
Length of initial contract: 4 months

INBAR’s Trade Development Programme implemented an EU-funded project on “Bamboo as sustainable biomass energy: a sustainable alternative for firewood and charcoal production in Africa” between 2009 and 2013. The Programme is seeking a biomass energy policy research assistant intern to review bamboo biomass energy policy and prepare documentation of new proposals, between March and July [...]

Policy Initiative Assistant (Internship)
Length of initial contract: 3 months

Appropriate policy environments at global and national levels are essential to enable the implementation of innovations, adoption of best practices and promotion of the bamboo and rattan sectors. INBAR commenced its policy initiative in 2013 with the aim of improving enabling policy environments and regulatory frameworks through cooperation with its member countries. Policy initiatives will [...]

International Relations Assistant (Volunteer Position)

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is currently seeking an International Relations Assistant to support its work on international affairs, including INBAR Council related issues, and the preparation and implementation of international events. This year, INBAR will hold its 9th Council Session in Ethiopia and a range of other international events to enhance [...]

Three bamboo Production to Consumption System Consultants in Ecuador and Peru
Application deadline: 2014.01.17
Length of initial contract: 3 months

INBAR is seeking for a team of consultants in Ecuador and Peru to study bamboo production to consumption systems.